Ex-Mayer Brown Associate's Race Bias Claims Survive

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 1:57 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge ruled Friday that a jury should hear the claims of a former associate in Mayer Brown LLP's real estate group that she was fired due to racial discrimination, but also refused to nix the firm's counterclaims.

U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. denied Mayer Brown's motion for summary judgment on Venus Y. Springs' allegations that the firm ended her employment because of her race. He also denied the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on the law firm's counterclaim for conversion...
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